March 23, 2017

The Wesleys’ renewal movement within the Anglican Church was an audacious, if imperfect effort to proclaim, to embody, and to advance what is truly good. Starting with Jesus Christ, himself, and his righteousness, those Methodists went on to change individual lives by...

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April 7, 2020

    A little boy had six tiny puppies for sale.  He was asking only two dollars for each one, but he wasn’t having any success in selling them.  In fact, only one man had even stopped to look at them despite the large sign the boy had made.  Several days later the same man passed by and saw that the price of the puppies had been raised to ten dollars each.  He stopped to ask about the increase in price.  The boy held up one of...

April 6, 2020

    An amazing person lives in Nanjing, China.  His name is Chen Si.  Each day he goes to the landmark Yangtze River Bridge.  Thousands of people cross that bridge every day.  He has become the bridge’s self-appointed guardian angel.  He has stopped 42 people from jumping off that bridge to their death.  He stands on the bridge, watching people, wearing sunglasses and a cap to block the boiling sun.  He says it is easy to spot...

April 3, 2020

    When St. Francis of Assisi turned his back on worldly wealth and walked out of his village, he left all his possessions behind.  As he left the city he saw a leper standing on the edge of the path. He walked past him…and then walked back and embraced the leper.  He then turned and continued on his journey.  He looked back one final time, and the leper was gone.  For the rest of his life, St. Francis was convinced that lepe...

April 2, 2020

           Philip Yancey in his book THE JESUS I NEVER KNEW tells about Dr. Paul Brand, a leprosy specialist who works all over the world on that ancient disease which has killed so many.  The greater pain of leprosy comes from the outside, the pain of rejection imposed on its victims by the surrounding community.

           Dr. Brand tells about a bright young man in India whom...

April 1, 2020

     One night, at 11:30 PM, an older African-American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway in the midst of a lashing rainstorm.  Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride.  Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.  A young white man stopped to help her.  The man took her to safety, got assistance for her car, and helped her into a taxicab.  She seemed to be in a big hurry.  She wrote...

March 31, 2020

    Joan Laney recalls that while growing up in Korea as a daughter of missionaries, the Koreans had a special way of responding to requests for directions.  The helpful Korean would drop what he was doing and accompany us most of the way to our destination.  We found that even when the person didn’t know the way, they would try to figure it out by walking with us, and then turn around and retrace their steps....

March 30, 2020

Pastor Jim Ozier’s adopted son got into drug problems as a teenager.  Even after several treatment programs, he still could not shake the addiction.  Finally in desperation he attempted to commit suicide and almost succeeded.  When he regained consciousness, he was terribly disappointed that he had failed.  He told his parents that he would do it again and would succeed.  Both of his parents had been through the Walk to Emmaus...

March 27, 2020

    Going down some old cement steps, I noticed an ant carrying a leaf on its back.  The leaf was many times bigger than the ant.  Then the ant came to a big crack in the cement that it couldn’t cross.  The ant stopped a moment.  I wondered if the ant would turn back or proceed into the crack without the leaf.  Instead, the ant put the leaf across the crack and then crossed the crack by walking across the leaf.  On the other s...

March 26, 2020

     During World War II a Protestant chaplain with the American troops in Italy became a friend of a local Roman Catholic priest.  In time, the chaplain moved on with his unit and was killed.  The priest heard of his death and asked military authorities if the chaplain could be buried in the cemetery behind his church.  Permission was granted.  But the priest ran into a problem with his own Catholic Church authorities.  They...

March 25, 2020

  Jackie Robinson was the first black to play major league baseball. While breaking baseball’s “color barrier,” he faced jeering crowds in every stadium.  While playing one day in his home stadium in Brooklyn, he committed an error.  His own fans began to ridicule him.  He stood at second base, humiliated, while the fans jeered.

    Then shortstop “Pee Wee” Reese came over and stood next to him.  He put his arm a...

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Press Release: UMC Africa Initiative Consultative Meeting on the Future of the Global UMC

UMC Africa Initiative Consultative Meeting on the Future of the Global UMC Clergy and lay leaders from the three Central Conferences of Africa, repres...

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